Promised Land, They Love Each Other, Cassidy, Dire Wolf, Looks Like Rain, Brown Eyed Women, Lazy Lightning-> Supplication, Sugaree, The Music Never Stopped Samson & Delilah, Scarlet Begonias-> Fire On The Mountain-> Estimated Prophet-> He's Gone-> Truckin'-> Drums-> Terrapin Station-> Around & Around, E: Casey Jones
Master Soundboard Reel > Cassette > DAT > CDR; CD Mastering, EAC'ed / SHN'ed by Scott Clugston; see flaw notes in info file
LineageMaster Soundboard Reel > Cassette > DAT > CDR
I'm not feeling the nostalgia today. This is a great show, but by '77 standards it is pretty average. Also, I can't see how this is a 5 with the hisssing sound. I must agree with sanphran here guys... the sound is poor. Look for a missing bit at the end of BEW. Which is the best song on this night. Jerry sounds like he's throttling a turkey during Sugaree. Sorry to burst any bubbles...but these reviews should be informed right?
March 14, 2007 Subject:
Big Mac 77'
What a wonderful memory! My first show! I was a niave kid from Cincy out at college and away from home for the first time and along came the Captain and its been a LONG STRANGE TRIP ever since. I swore I SAW the string section on stage during the Terrapin. See what a nice big Doze will do for ya.
December 14, 2005 Subject:
It takes them a while to get started, but Sugaree and Music Never Stopped are real Jerry-fests. Fire on the Mountain is also note-worthy, and there's a real nice He's Gone. Around and Around never stops rockin. Most of the rest is average for 1977, and it's all very clean. There's nothing bad here, either. The Casey Jones encore is missing (no great loss...)
Reviewer:Rev Master Dude Croz
December 13, 2005 Subject:
This was my first show - sixteen and never been kissed by that sweet Jerry guitar. I can still recall that epic Sugaree, and listening to it now confirms it was worthy of making sure I was at Red Rocks in 78 and subsequently coast to coast for more years than one should readily admit. Grateful to hear it again after all these years.
September 16, 2005 Subject:
yeah the first set is typical
from any 77 show,how about the music never stopped???rocks the joint..please now.. but how can you not really enjoy the second set..scarlet -fire..the he's gone seamlessly into truckin..and even Donna's voice doesn't anoy ne..sound is great,phil bombs all throughout the show,,and why didn't i skip out on more school when there were shows like this being played...oh well..have it now and damned grateful..:)
July 26, 2005 Subject:
looks typically good on the surface...
but is exceptional in its details. i was familiar with 10/2 and 10/29, so to hear this show is a real treat. to echo reviewer 758's praise, both sets are filled with effortless-sounding, artful, and quick-turning jams, complemented by tight climaxes. this show definitely has that coherent theme-building feeling that other good shows with mind-blowing songs sometimes do not.
June 28, 2005 Subject:
77 is great but hey
that first set looks... like pretty much every other first set from 77 same can be said for second except for they jam the fuck out in on the second sets which is awesome, 77 might be one of there best years playing wise but the setlists are downright repititve
June 28, 2005 Subject:
77 is great but hey
that first set looks... like pretty much every other first set from 77 same can be said for second except for they jam the fuck out in on the second sets which is awesome, 77 might be one of there best years playing wise but the setlists are downright repitative(SP?)
March 23, 2005 Subject:
Check out the sugaree>music
Thats very hot and worth hearing, whole second set is great. Sampson and the long and spacy Scarlet>Fire it sounds alot like Birmingham which is a personal favorite and the Estimated which is f*kng hot is alot like Buffalo and U of Oklahoma... There is alot to like with this so get to it and d/l.
Sound is not that bad but I am listening less to the quality of the sound than that of the show and will only mention it if it is unbearable this is not the case here.
February 20, 2005 Subject:
A May-like gem
A five star performance with four star sound. The four stars because of an over distorted Garcia guitar, particularly in the first set, though once one gets used to it, the effect gives a different, strange dimension to the otherwise smooth, soft tones of the Travis Bean era. (Once the Wolf returned, Garcia sounded more and more distorted (and loud), such that his '78 style became increasingly over the top and unsubtle for my taste...).
This show has really grown on me as I investigate the '77 Fall Tour. Though it fits the pattern of other shows of this time--relatively short at about two and a half hours, rather repetitive set lists, precise, muscular playing with lots of Led Zeppelin-esque cresendos--this show has lots of variation and inner drama. Listen for a swirling Supplication, a BIG time Sugaree, a Scarlet-Fire which has real momentum and a flow of ideas, a spacey Estimated leading into a He's Gone with very pretty guitar before the first lyric.
This is one of those Dead shows where interesting music is created sequentially such that by the end of the evening all the songs have built on each other and the listener is refreshed and exhilerated. The Dead did this so well in the spring of '77: maintaining their focus and creativity and expanding on it through a whole show. So...after getting to know this Denver show, one could have labled it "May something something '77" and I wouldn't have been in the least surprised.
January 24, 2005 Subject:
Stuck in Dennys
This particular concert has a wierd sense of meaning for me. I was an 18 year old kid living in Denver who had hitchhiked out there from New York. I was a temporary resident there while working in a Denny's restaurant on Colorado Blvd. Although I attended a Frank Zappa, and a Crosby Stills Nash concert that same fall I was not able to get the night off to see the Grateful Dead and there I was in Denny's working my ass off as the swingshift dishwasher and wishing I was over at the McNichols Arena with my fellow Dead Heads. So, in honor of the nostalgia of that unfortunate circumstance I am finally taking the time to listen to what I missed that fateful night 28 years ago.
January 12, 2005 Subject:
NOT poor quality
Not sure what the previous reviewer was listening to, it wasn't this show. There may be a little tape noise between songs but the sound quality is excellent! The show is a three-star, pretty average quality for 1977 but the sound is a 4.5. I'm giving it a 5 rating in order to bump up the average rating so more folks will take a look. The music is LOUD and blasting like most fall '77 shows.
July 13, 2004 Subject:
good set through hissssssssssssss
poor quality sbd.